In New Orleans, WDSU Readies 4:30am Newscast

By Andrew Gauthier 


WDSU will launch the area’s only 4:30 a.m. newscast this summer, providing viewers with a new option for local morning news.

“WDSU News First Edition” will be anchored by Melanie Hebert and will feature weather forecasts by meteorologist Jay Gall. It will debut on Aug. 16.

About one-third of all homes in the New Orleans Designated Market Area have at least one television set in use at 4:30 a.m., according to figures compiled by Nielsen Media Research. More…